• 2:12

    Here at the Personal Defense Network, we want all users, from free users to Premium, GOLD and PLATINUM members, to get the most out of our site. Executive Director Rob Pincus explains the best ways to utilize the resources PDN offers. Two Options When you go to the Personal Defense Network site, you can check

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  • 1:38

    Understanding how to reload the AR-15-type rifle, carbine, or braced pistol is very important if you stage one for home defense. The way you reload should be congruent with the context of use, without visual reference, making sure the magazine is seated and running the charging handle. Rob Pincus demonstrates the proper reload procedure step

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  • 2:42

    Rob Pincus is a big fan of the Grand Power brand and has been excited about the Grand Power Q1S 9mm striker-fired carry gun becoming available in the U.S. He introduces the Q1S and discusses its features and performance. Earlier Grand Power Models The Grand Power Q1S represents a new era for the Grand Power

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  • 9:19

    What’s the best way to test body armor? Shooting several rounds into it, which is exactly what we did. Did any of the rounds penetrate all the way through the ballistic panel in PDN’s test? Defensive Gear for No-Gun Zones Many people are interested in what they can do to protect themselves and their loved

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  • 5:27

    Ballistic gelatin testing with four different Winchester rounds illustrates the type of ammunition we want for personal defense — rounds that will reliably stop a threat. Rounds Tested The four Winchester Ammunition rounds test fired out of a full-size Springfield Armory XD-M handgun and into a 16-inch 10% FBI-style ballistic gelatin block are: Winchester ARX

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  • 5:11

    Body armor inserts for backpacks and briefcases are something you might be interested in for yourself or for your kids when they go to school. This is one option for active shooter response and one way for the average person to be better prepared to defend themselves. Obviously children can’t carry guns to school, but

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  • 7:31

    With the right gun and the right concealed carry holster, appendix carry can be done safely, comfortably, and in a very concealed way. Rob Pincus demonstrates numerous options for successful appendix concealed carry. And this is true for various body types. Don’t let what you might think are your body’s limitations prevent you from exploring

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  • 3:14

    Known for their AR accessories, Mission First Tactical has expanded their line into Kydex outside-the-waistband (OWB) and inside-the-waistband (IWB) holsters. With 33 models of OWB holsters and 34 IWB, Mission First Tactical holsters are available for today’s most popular carry guns. Training Holsters Mission First Tactical Holsters are high quality, well designed, well thought-out, and

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  • 3:25

    The 9mm ARX Inceptor round is a polymer round that is not a hollow point and is not designed to fragment. It is designed to disrupt the tissue around the bullet due to the grooves that are cut into the polymer that are in the mold the polymer is formed in. Ballistic Testing Is this

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